Input to Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services Let's make sure we strike a balance

Tom Barrett tbarrett at
Fri Sep 6 14:45:53 UTC 2013

Regarding the Next Generation gTLD Directory Services Model:


I recognize the needs of law enforcement and trademark attorneys for
accurate Whois data.  A centralized Whois directory will certainly
facilitate these needs.


However, I feel it should be balanced with the rights of Registrants.  These
rights are not just limited to the right of Privacy, especially for
non-commercial use.  


But also the right to be informed when their personal data is being accessed
by third parties, regardless of the reason.


Best regards,



Thomas Barrett

EnCirca, Inc.  - President

400 West Cummings Park, #1725

Woburn, MA US 01801

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